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Carnival Elation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Elation

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 14, 2014

Ship: Carnival Elation

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Great family vacation with teens. So much togetherness with the right amount of free time sprinkled in because of the awesome kids activities.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Long wait. Very long.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
This is a smaller ship than the Dream line, so not as many options. But for what they had, they did well.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows are always great on Carnival.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We sailed with an older teen and a tween, they both had a great time getting away from mom and dad for awhile!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Just smaller than I like.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Tight for a family of 4 when the kids are big Kids.

Ship tip

If traveling with older kids, don't try to go with an interior room. Spend the little bit extra for more space. Deluxe Oceanview is the way to go.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5
Chichen Itza excursion was excellent.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Chankanaab for the dolphin swim, manatee swim, snorkeling, and lunch was great. Memories of a lifetime. The photo cd was super expensive though.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Again, they made me leave, so I wasn't happy!
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